Thursday 3rd, March 2016, 5-6 PM Progetto Manifattura, Piazza Manifattura 1, 38068 Rovereto (Trento, Italy)
“Slow Construction” can be defined as an approach in line with the principles of Slow Food and Living Building Challenge, which aims to tune the buildings with the local environment around them by using local materials, eliminating toxic products, adapting the design to the specific climatic and ecological conditions. The goal is to use technologies appropriately, reducing the environmental impact of buildings and strengthening their social utility. (For further references see this article by Gabe Dunsmith on the International Living Future web site).
The event organized by the Living Building Challenge Collaboration: Italy and Slow Food has been included in the Green Week program. Since 5 years, the Green Week is a forum for discussion on the major issues of the green economy. In the 2016 edition, the Green Week will be divided into two parts: 1st to 3rd March, a tour to discover excellent companies of Veneto Region; from March 4th to 6th (with this preview event on March 3rd at Progetto Manifattura), a festival in Trento: debates, meetings, events, under the slogan “I do not waste.”
Living Building Challenge, created in 2006, is a philosophy, an advocacy tool and a certification program that promotes the most advanced sustainability standard for buildings, infrastructure, neighborhoods and communities. The Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy (LBCC Italy) is a group of local professional volunteers committed to sustainability, education and implementation of the Living Building Challenge. The LBCC Italy provides a unique in person forum to facilitate change in the built environment. LBC is the most progressive sustainability standard in the world. LBC is described as “A visionary path to a future restorative” (a visionary path to revitalizing the future).
Slow Food is an international non-profit organization, with 100,000 members, volunteers and supporters in 150 countries, 1500 “Condotte” (local branches) and a network of 2,000 communities practicing a small-scale, sustainable and quality food production. Founded in 1986, Slow Food works to promote interest to food as a bearer of pleasure, culture, traditions, identity and a lifestyle, that is respectful of food as well as of land and traditions. The motto of Slow Food is “good, clean and fair.” Slow Food Trentino Alto Adige is the regional representation, which includes 7 “Condotte”.
- Carlo Battisti, engineer, facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, co-owner at Macro Design Studio
- Guido Marini, communicator with experience in the non-profit sector, fiduciary of Slow Food, Trento branch, Slow Food Trentino-South Tyrol
- Paola Moschini, architect, facilitator of the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Italy, co-owner at Macro Design Studio
- Sara Verones, engineer, energy efficiency expert at the local Agency for Energy and Water (APRIE) and Slow Food member
Registration on Eventbrite here (the event is in Italian)